Text by Michael Sorkin. Conversation between Wolf Prix and Helmut Swiczinnski and Alvin Boyarsky
Coop Himmelblau was founded in Vienna by Wolf Prix and Helmut Swiczinski. Their oeuvre until recently consisted of a number of provocative installations, self-set projects and some small conversations in central Vienna, the best known of which is the Studio Bauman. More recently they have won three large competitions: the Paris Melun-Senart City planning project, the Ronacher Theatre, Vienna and a major addition to conventional hotel on the outskirts of Vienna. They are also on the verge of completing a factory building in Austria and a rooftop office conversion for Central Vienna.
Blaubox contains nine composite plates, each of which documents the process by which a particular project has evolved, from spontaneous sketches to models. An essay by Michael Sorkin traces their their unique avant-garde activities and a conversation with Alvin Boyarsky discusses their design methods in some detail.
Rare and collectible. Limited stock available.
9 composite plates made up of several layers of silkscreen on acetate 24-page illustrated catalogue, London 1988, 32x32cm